CSIC-Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid

Campus de Cantoblanco, C. Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz 3- Madrid- Spain

How to reach

Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, ICMM-CSIC is located in the Campus of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM). Campus maps can be found at www.icmm.csic.es/institute/locus.php.

All the information concerning Madrid public transportation, including metro, buses and local trains as well as timetables and fares can be found at www.crtm.es/?lang=en

HOW TO REACH MADRID FROM THE LOCAL AIRPORT (Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport)

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas Airport is located north-east of the city of Madrid. The airport is connected with the city center by public transport through several services. You can find more information available at www.aena.es/en/adolfo-suarez-madrid-barajas.html and www.aeropuertomadrid-barajas.com/eng/home.html

By Metro

The easiest way to reach Madrid downtown from the airport is by metro. L8 metro line connects the four terminals of the airport with Nuevos Ministerios train station where you can take a local train (lines C-4a and C-4b) to UAM Campus, where ICMM is located. One-way ticket fare is €2 plus an additional €3 airport supplement. Madrid metro opens at 6 am and closes at 1:30 am. More information and timetable at www.metromadrid.es/en/linea/linea-8

By Bus

An express bus line (Line 203) is available 24 h from all terminals of the airport to Atocha train station where you can take a local train (lines C-4a and C-4b) to UAM campus. Standard fare is €5. More information at www.emtmadrid.es/Bloques-EMT/EMT-BUS/Mi-linea-(1).aspx?lang=en-GB

By Local trains

Lines C1 and C10 connects terminal T4 of the airport with Chamartín train station where you can take a local train (lines C-4a and C-4b) to UAM campus. Free shuttle buses between terminals T1, T2 and T3 and T4 are available at the airtport.


By Taxi

Taxi ranks are available at all terminals with a fixed €30 fare to Madrid city center.



Madrid-Puerta de Atocha is located in the city center and is the main train station of Madrid. Trains connecting the main cities of Spain by AVE high-speed trains as well trains from some international destinations arrive at Madrid-Puerta de Atocha station. More information at www.renfe.com/es/en 


UAM campus, where ICMM is located, is connected with Madrid downtown by local train and suburban buses.

By Local train

This is the easiest and more usual way to reach UAM campus. Suburban train lines C-4a and C-4b connect Nuevos Ministerios, Chamartín and Atocha train stations (where metro, local train and express bus from the airport arrive, respectively) with UAM campus. The train station is Cantoblanco-Universidad. One way tickets are €1.70 and can be purchased at station ticket offices or Cercanías self-service machines. More information at www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban/suburban-madrid

By suburban Bus

Suburban line 714 connects Plaza de Castilla (metro lines L1, L9 and L10) with UAM campus. One-way ticket is €2. More information at https://www.crtm.es/tu-transporte-publico/autobuses-interurbanos.aspx?lang=en

By Taxi

Official taxis are available at taxi ranks around the city, indicated by a blue sign with a white letter ‘T’. A supplement of €7.50 will be charged for journeys departing from Atocha and Chaarmartín train station. Fares and supplements can be found at https://www.esmadrid.com/en/madrid-taxi


Accomodation in the UAM campus is available at Residencia Universitaria Erasmo. They offer different room types all equipped with small kitchenette. Information on room types, prices and booking can be found at www.resainn.com/accommodation/madrid/erasmo-residence-hall/

Alcobendas, a city nearby Madrid  and close to UAM campus with direct local train connection, has several hotels available.

There is a wide hotel offer in Madrid close to Nuevos Ministerios and Chamartín train stations, with direct local train connection to the UAM campus.